Congratulations to everyone who participated in
the "Save UMass" rally at the State House on April 25.
You conducted yourself with decorum and your message was forcefully,
yet respectfully, delivered. In all my years in the Legislature
I have never witnessed a better public lobbying campaign, from
the letters and e-mails to the rally and visits to legislators
and their staffs.
Next year's budget presents a significant challenge
for all of state government.
It's too early to say what will happen, but I am
proud that my colleagues on Beacon Hill saw the University of
Massachusetts, and the entire public higher education system,
reflected in a dignified light. The quality of your advocacy has
been noticed, and greatly appreciated, especially by me.
SENATOR STAN ROSENBERG
ASSISTANT MAJORITY LEADER